Joshua Mercer

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Joshua Mercer

Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also bimonthly columnist with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and five children.

Recent Posts

longjohnsilver

Big corporation’s ad shows a priest and his parish in a positive light

We've all suffered for our church as late-night comedians and Hollywood movie makers have used the Catholic Church and the priesthood as a source of ridicule. These attacks have started to slow dow... More

Joe-Manchin-

Joe Manchin claims to be “pro-life” but wants Hobby Lobby case reversed

When the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, pro-lifers cheered. But not Senator Joe Manchin. The West Virginia Democrat claims to be "pro-life" yet look at the statement he... More

To the deep disappointment of pro-lifers and conservatives, Christie re-nominated Stuart Rabner as Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court in May 2014.

Christie has a terrible record on judicial nominations

I never got as upset as other folks that Chris Christie hugged President Obama during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I do not believe that it cost Mitt Romney the election. (Romney's 47% comment an... More

john kennedy-autocam

Great news: Supreme Court vacates adverse ruling against Autocam

Well, you know about Hobby Lobby. And you might also know that Conestoga Wood was joined in with the Hobby Lobby case. And if you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that a third for-profit ... More

mark-cuban

Mark Cuban explains the current student loan crisis in less than 90 seconds

I don't watch the NBA, but this is enough to make me a fan of the Dallas Mavericks. Their semi-obnoxious owner nailed the problem with $1 trillion in college debt that is crushing Millennials -- and t... More

paulryan-irs

Paul Ryan grills IRS Commissioner: “I don’t believe you.”

I have watched so many committee meetings and most are more boring than soccer. But when Paul Ryan spoke to the IRS Commissioner, fireworks ensued. The purpose of the Internal Revenue Service is to... More

Jorgensen

CatholicVote.org Candidate Fund supports Jorgensen in #CA52

Voters in CA-52 should send Kirk Jorgensen to Congress FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2014 Contact: Joshua Mercer, 517-212-0419, mercer@catholicvote.org CHICAGO — Brian Burch, President o... More

McConnellBevin

Primary elections tomorrow in GA, OR, KY, ID, KY, PA

Voters in six states go to the polls tomorrow (or have already voted if they have early voting). Here are the four things to watch: 1. How much will Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell win b... More

Six NE candidates

A Note on Our Endorsement in Nebraska

Recently CatholicVote.org announced its endorsement of businessman Pete Ricketts in the race for governor of Nebraska. Since our announcement, we have received emails and calls affirming our endorseme... More

Rick Santorum

Santorum favors modest increase to minimum wage

When CatholicVote endorsed Rick Santorum for President in 2008, libertarians and economic conservatives would recount all the votes Santorum had cast which violated strict free-market principles (like... More


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